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AS PUBLIC hearings on the proposed electricity tariffs hike got under way in Pretoria yesterday, Thandi Zulu, a teacher in Soweto, kept her fingers crossed that Eskom failed in its bid.
Eskom has applied to the the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to have a tariff increase of 34 percent.
Zulu, who lives with her husband and a son in Witpoortjie on the West Rand, said Eskom's proposal would hit hard on the family budget.
"I am on a prepaid (electricity system). I used to buy 177 units for R100, but they (Eskom) have decreased the units. I am now getting 129 units, which last us for about four days.
"We are moving deeper into winter, which means there is going to be a higher demand. It will be hard to cope," Zulu said.
She said Eskom should have poor people in mind when thinking of increasing tariffs .